Happy Friday, everyone! Here are five fun facts about polyurethane.
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Break out your gloves for National Gardening Month!
Of all the tools you need for gardening, your gloves have to be one of the most important. Apart from keeping your hands clean, gardening gloves also help keep your hands dry and better protected from harsh and scratchy substances. Polyurethane gloves are also durable enough to help you pull out those stubborn weeds for many seasons!
Polyurethane garden hoses are another essential gardening tool due to their flexible material. After being stretched to capacity, polyurethane hoses typically spring back into shape. How great is that? Polyurethane helps reduce hoses’ weight, taking away a...Environment, Innovation Bonds
Happy National Guitar Month! Whether you play the guitar or any other instrument, you know that musicians prioritize keeping instruments in pristine condition!
Did you know that polyurethane paints and coatings can be applied to the surface of guitars and other instruments for protection? Polyurethane coatings not only adhere well to wood and other materials, but they also provide extra durability to the structure of the instrument. Polyurethane paints and coatings also add a nice sheen to the surface of instruments so they can look as good as they sound!
Polyurethane is also commonly used in the construction of musical...Innovation Bonds
Polyurethane chemistry is commonly used for protective coatings and paints. Polyurethane materials are so versatile that they can easily cover many surface types, yet remain durable to protect that surface. So when you want to protect the bed of your pick-up truck or finally get around to refinishing that table – polyurethanes help make sure the surface stays in great condition!
Chemists are always discovering new ways to use polyurethane in the paint and coatings industry, which is why we’re sure to find some PU chemistry at the2017 CoatingsTech Conference. The CoatingsTech conference showcases the paint and coatings...Automotive, Innovation Bonds
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Hosting a party to celebrate the fun holiday? Then you’ll need to bring out the green snacks, decorations and party favors!
Did you know polyurethane can be found in a lot of the materials used for your best parties? Polyurethane is incredibly durable and versatile, which can help protect your leprechaun hats, shiny gold coins, and many other fun plastic decorations.
Polyurethane is also found in the insulation of refrigerators and freezers, helping keep your drinks and snacks and fresh during and after the party. And it’s not a party without cold drinks and fresh...Innovation Bonds
Polyurethane innovation alert! Michelin Tweel Technologies announced the release of the X Tweel Turf, which is a completely airless tire that works with gas- and electric-powered golf carts.
This polyurethane tire is a great solution for vehicles often used in rugged surface conditions since drivers won’t have to worry about the tires becoming flat or losing pressure. It’s reported that the X Tweel Turf can support a load up to 705 pounds due to its high-strength poly-resin spokes that help distribute the weight.
Polyurethane’s durable and versatile properties are playing a big role in helping Michelin Tweel Technologies innovate...Automotive, Innovation Bonds
Do you have any DIY projects in the works or hobbies you’ve always wanted to explore? Now is the perfect time – March is National Craft Month! Many people take up arts and crafts because DIY projects are usually budget-friendly, but you may also find that learning a new skill can be fun and fulfilling.
One of the best parts about arts and crafts is seeing all the pieces come together. Did you know that polyurethane-based adhesives and sealants can help contribute new solutions for the assembly and sealing of various products? Not only that, but these adhesives and sealants...Innovation Bonds, Poly as Art
In celebration of National Inventor’s Day, we recognize Professor Otto Bayer, the “father” of the polyurethane industry. Born in 1902, Dr. Bayer was a German industrial chemist at IG Farbed. In 1952, his research group discovered the magic that happens when an isocyanate and a polyol are mixed – flexible, durable and incredible polyurethane is formed!
Over the decades polyurethane transformed different industries and today you can find polyurethane in many applications! All because of the innovation from one chemist. Thank you, Dr. Bayer, for incredible polyurethane that helps keep our seats comfortable, our walls insulated and our...Innovation Bonds
Moving to a new place can be a frustrating task – partly because of packing. On the bright side, you may end up with a large inventory of bubble wrap to pop and relieve all that stress!
Did you know that polyurethane foam also makes great packing material? Due to its durable and flexible capabilities, polyurethane can be molded into various shapes and sizes – which makes it well suited for packing and protecting all those oddly-shaped objects you have laying around.
Polyurethane-based adhesives and sealants are also important as they help provide new solutions for assembly, joining...Innovation Bonds
November is Aviation History Month! Did you know that the first commercial flight was flown on February 25, 1914, making a roundtrip from Saint Petersburg to Kiev in 14 hours and 38 minutes? After various technological advancements, aviation has come a long way and flying has become a lot more comfortable for passengers!
What helps make a flight more relaxing? Polyurethane foam is used in the cushioning of airplane seats and throughout the interior of the plane, resulting in a more comfortable environment. Your travel experience is now better, whether you’re a frequent flyer or an occasional traveler.
Improving...Automotive, Innovation Bonds